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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.

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2,871,496
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6,392
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3,433
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1,371
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2,670,323
Always Available
173,481
Available to Borrow
40,240
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16,993
1992
15,404
1990
25,398
1922
24,454
1921
26,535
1920
25,026
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bub_upload
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genealogy
24,203
public domain
20,688
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17,347
Registers of births, etc
14,459
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united states. bureau of the census
11,036
united states. national archives and records service
7,746
city of fort wayne, indiana
5,534
united states. department of agriculture. radio service
4,443
associated students of brigham young university
4,380
the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints
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Muhlenberg College, Trexler Library
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256
ITEMS
112,542
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Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, private, four-year liberal arts college located in eastern Pennsylvania. This collection contains materials selected from the Muhlenberg College Archives, and Special Collections . Contributions to the Internet Archive begin with the college's student newspaper. This newspaper digitization project was made possible through a generous donation from the Muhlenberg College Alumni Trust Fund.
Kansas State University Catalog
collection
138
ITEMS
112,370
VIEWS
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Course Catalogs of Kansas State University for the years 1863 and on.
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
collection
1,112
ITEMS
111,984
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One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to...
Topics: folksong, folklore, balladry, Middlebury College, New England, folksongs
The Family History Library
collection
610
ITEMS
111,880
VIEWS
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The Family History Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research.
Kean University
collection
81
ITEMS
111,652
VIEWS
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The Kean University library's contributions to the Internet Archives begin with the University's yearbooks.
Bradley University Library
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169
ITEMS
110,885
VIEWS
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BRADLEY UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Bradley University is an independent, privately endowed, coeducational institution founded in 1897 as Bradley Polytechnic Institute by Lydia Moss Bradley as a memorial to her husband Tobias. Today, with an enrollment of over 6,000, Bradley offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate degrees in over 30 academic areas, including a doctor of physical therapy degree. Although the Bradley University Library primarily serves the needs of the University'...
Irish History
collection
233
ITEMS
110,744
VIEWS
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Irish history books from the Boston College Libraries. Call number range DA900 to DA995
Irish Studies
collection
233
ITEMS
110,743
VIEWS
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Irish Studies books and periodicals from the Boston College Libraries.
John Carter Brown Library - Chile Collection
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399
ITEMS
110,596
VIEWS
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While some ephemeral printing appeared in Chile at an earlier date, the first printing press arrived there fairly late, relative to other parts of Latin America. Towards the end of 1811, Mateo Hoevel imported a press from New York, and that press is seen as the first in Chile, producing Chile's first periodical, the Aurora de Chile. The JCB holds a complete run of this pioneering periodical, along with many other unique items. http://archive.org/details/jcbspanishamerica
Columbia Theological Seminary
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441
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110,262
VIEWS
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Columbia Theological Seminary is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), located in Decatur, Georgia just east of the city of Atlanta. The holdings of the seminary’s John Bulow Campbell Library and its C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives department document the institution’s history since its founding in 1828. This collection contains seminary histories, governing documents, course catalog (1851-2012), and periodicals (1908-2003).
The Gannon University Archives
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76
ITEMS
110,007
VIEWS
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The Gannon University Archives, situated in the Nash Library, primarily consists of materials related to the governance and administration of the University, its academic divisions, administrative units, and the life of the faculty, staff, and student body since its inception in 1925. Various documents, University, student, and faculty publications including yearbooks and newspapers, books, clippings, and photographs that feature Gannon University (formerly known as Cathedral College, The...
Wilbraham Public Library
collection
74
ITEMS
109,723
VIEWS
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Books contributed by the Wilbraham Public Library and federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
West Bridgewater Public Library
collection
121
ITEMS
109,320
VIEWS
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Books contributed by the West Bridgewater Public Library
City of Fort Wayne - City Clerk
collection
7,069
ITEMS
108,481
VIEWS
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The Fort Wayne City Clerk is an elected position that supports Common (City) Council, maintains custody and control of legislative records including ordinances, resolutions and publication of City Code, prepares the Council agenda, provides public notice of bills and hearings as required by law, and provides parking enforcement and the Ordinance Violations Bureau.
Presidio Trust Library
collection
117
ITEMS
107,297
VIEWS
by The Presidio Trust
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Reports and Plans from the Presidio Trust Library
Topics: Presidio Trust, Presidio of San Francisco
Barton College
collection
259
ITEMS
107,037
VIEWS
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A collection of yearbooks from Barton College
Itawamba Community College
collection
87
ITEMS
106,753
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The Itawamba Community College archived collection contains the College's entire selection of yearbooks from 1948 to present. Also posted are College publications, such as the President's annual reports, the alumni magazines and foundation newsletters, athletic programs, etc.
Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
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464
ITEMS
106,697
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The History of Medicine Collections in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 20,000 rare books and 4,000 manuscript items, along with numerous prints, photos, and other types of ephemera. The collection strengths are in the following areas: anesthesiology, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, vivisection, and yellow fever.
Emmerich Manual High School
collection
119
ITEMS
106,083
VIEWS
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Originally established on the south side of Indianapolis to provide training in mechanics, drafting and the manual arts, Emmerich Manual High School opened in the fall of 1895 with the motto “Education of Mind, Hand and Heart.” In the late nineteenth century, combining academic and manual training was an entirely new educational concept and Manual was the first school of its kind in America.
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Books from the University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Toledo Museum of Art
collection
164
ITEMS
104,843
VIEWS
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Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art. The Museum has been publishing books and catalogues exploring our splendid collection and exhibitions since 1912, as part of...
Topic: art
Simmons College Archives
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107
ITEMS
104,665
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Books contributed by Simmons College Archives
Bedford Public Library
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61
ITEMS
104,567
VIEWS
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Books contributed by Bedford Public Library .
The MIT Press
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898
ITEMS
104,484
VIEWS
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The  The MIT Press  is committed to re-imagining what a university press can be. Known for iconic design, rigorous scholarship, and creative technology, the Press advances knowledge by publishing significant works by pioneering international authors. The MIT Press is the only university press in the United States whose list is based in science and technology. This does not mean that science and technology are all we publish, but it does mean that we are committed to the edges...
Topic: MIT Press Books
Belmont Abbey College
collection
53
ITEMS
103,960
VIEWS
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A collection of yearbooks from Belmont Abbey College.
Topic: yearbooks
INPUT iCenter
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3,206
ITEMS
103,674
VIEWS
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See www.inputicenter.com for more information.
City College of San Francisco, Library Archives
collection
61
ITEMS
103,395
VIEWS
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Books contributed by the City College of San Francisco Library Archives.
Westwood Public Library
collection
67
ITEMS
103,291
VIEWS
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Books contributed by Westwood Public Library .
Popular Government
collection
472
ITEMS
103,140
VIEWS
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Popular Government was a periodical that focused on North Carolina state and local government. Articles addressed topics of current interest, always with the aim of making public issues accessible to a broad audience. Most issues contained a mix of topics ranging from education and the court system to privatization of government services and the growth of government resources on the Internet. When justified by the importance of a compelling public issue, the magazine focused all of its articles...
gorgiaspress
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30
ITEMS
102,997
VIEWS
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Volumes of the journal Revue de l'orient chretien made available online through the sponsorship of Gorgias Press
Topic: americana
European Studies
collection
119
ITEMS
102,017
VIEWS
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This sub-collection of holdings from the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University began as a digitization project of documentary sources from World War I, particularly for the diplomatic and political source materials. As its name indicates, however, its focus will continue to broaden as we digitize monographs and materials that include other periods of European history and culture.
Topics: BYU, European Studies
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is located in northwestern Massachusetts and is the public liberal arts college of the state university system. The Eugene L. Freel Library Special Colle ctions includes both the college archives and the Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History. Funding in support of the preservation of and access to the materials in these collections is provided in part by the Hardman Library Grant.
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Books contributed by Thoreau Society Collections at the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods .
Billerica Public Library
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70
ITEMS
100,599
VIEWS
collection
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Books contributed by Billerica Public Library .
Robbins Library
collection
201
ITEMS
99,085
VIEWS
collection
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Books contributed by Robbins Library .
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The Gazeta de Buenos Ayres ran from 7 June 1810 to 12 September 1821 and is a fundamental primary source for Latin America's Independence period. The John Carter Brown Library is fortunate to hold a virtually complete run of the Gazeta , including the Supplements and Extraordinary issues (we hold 805 of 828 issues). As a part of the Bicentennial celebrations of the Wars of Independence in Latin America, the JCB will be digitizing and making freely available on the Internet Archive all of our...
Brockton Public Library
collection
51
ITEMS
98,588
VIEWS
collection
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Books contributed by Brockton Public Library .
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
collection
57
ITEMS
98,065
VIEWS
collection
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These are books contributed by Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Defoe & Defoeana
collection
89
ITEMS
97,843
VIEWS
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Defoe & Defoeana The William P. Trent Collection of Defoe and Defoeana is one of the most comprehensive collections of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. In addition to writing some of the first English novels, Defoe was a prolific political pamphleteer and is considered by many to be a founder of modern journalism. The nucleus of this 30,000-volume collection is a set of first editions of Defoe’s works, bound in 77 volumes and formerly owned by Henry Labouchère. There are hundreds of...
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
collection
73
ITEMS
97,580
VIEWS
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A collection of yearbooks from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Marshall Brooks Library, Principia College
collection
235
ITEMS
97,226
VIEWS
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The Marshall Brooks Library and the Village of Elsah Museum have a unique collection of Illinois Chautauquan history. The library has copies of the Piasa Daily Chautauquan from Friday, July 21, 1897 through Thursday, August 18, 1898. The Village of Elsah Museum has a scrapbook of programs from 1889 ti 1974. In addition, the Piasa Chautauqua Historical Society has contributed their newsletters from September 2003 to Fall 2009.
Topic: principia
The Muhlenberg Weekly
collection
135
ITEMS
96,399
VIEWS
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Muhlenberg’s student newspaper began as the  Muhlenberg Monthly,  a combination literary magazine and student paper, in 1883.  It continued as a monthly publication, changing title to  The Muhlenberg  in 1888.  In 1914 the publication became a weekly and the name changed once again, to  The Muhlenberg Weekly , the name it maintains today. Throughout its more than 130-year history, the  Weekly  has covered...
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Books contributed by Clement C. Maxwell Library at Bridgewater State University
Amherst College Library
collection
210
ITEMS
95,916
VIEWS
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In keeping with the College’s motto, “Terras Irradient,” the Amherst College Library is dedicated to the advancement, preservation, and distribution of knowledge. The Library’s contributions to the Internet Archive are drawn from the Archives & Special Collections, which houses Amherst College's rare books, literary manuscripts, recorded information of unique value, and materials that document the College and its history. Currently, our contributions will focus on the Amherst...
Chelmsford Public Library
collection
255
ITEMS
94,647
VIEWS
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Books from the Chelmsford Public Library in Massachusetts.
St. Augustine's College
collection
94
ITEMS
94,647
VIEWS
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A collection of yearbooks from St. Augustine's College.
Topic: Yearbooks
Eastern Nazarene College
collection
441
ITEMS
93,864
VIEWS
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Books contributed by Eastern Nazarene College .
Cambridge Public Library
collection
242
ITEMS
93,776
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This collection contains materials from the Cambridge Room, the Cambridge Public Library's Archives and Special Collections. For users hoping to search for a keyword or name within a particular directory or item from Cambridge Public Library, Please access the 'Read Online' format and use the internal search function. Another alternative is to download the PDF file and search within that document. Material for this collection provided by Cambridge Public Library .
New England College of Optometry Library
collection
308
ITEMS
93,579
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The New England College of Optometry was founded in 1894 as the Klein School of Optics, and is the oldest continuously operating school of optometry in the United States. During the 20th century, as optometry evolved as an independent health care profession, it expanded its curriculum and clinical programs to reflect the changing demands of the public. The name changed in 1901 to the Massachusetts School of Optometry, in 1950 to the Massachusetts College of Optometry, and in 1976 to the New...
LaGrange College
collection
308
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92,456
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LaGrange College is a private, Methodist affiliated liberal arts college, first chartered as LaGrange Female Academy, in 1831 in the west Georgia town of LaGrange. The charter was amended in 1847 to change the school's name to LaGrange Female Institute and to grant baccalaureate degrees. In 1851, the school's official name became LaGrange Female College. It was purchased in 1857 by the Georgia Conference of the Methodist E. Church, South (now North Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church)....
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The collection represents materials on Argentina, published between the early nineteenth-century through 1922. The majority of the collection focuses on history, li terature, travel accounts, regional histories and biographies.
Shaw University
collection
146
ITEMS
91,797
VIEWS
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A collection of yearbooks from Shaw University.
Topic: yearbooks
Public Library of Brookline
collection
353
ITEMS
91,644
VIEWS
collection
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Books contributed by the Public Library of Brookline .
Athens State University
collection
160
ITEMS
91,323
VIEWS
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Athens State University is the oldest institution of higher education in Alabama’s state educational system. The institution was founded in 1822 by local citizens and began as Athens Female Academy. Ownership of the school was transferred in 1842 to the Methodist Church. In 1975 the Methodist Church gave Athens College to the state of Alabama. This collection includes yearbooks and academic catalogs housed in the Athens State University Library Archives.
LSU Health Shreveport, Health Sciences Library
collection
93
ITEMS
91,133
VIEWS
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The Health Sciences Library Archives at LSU Health Shreveport date back to the 1860s. The institution’s history is documented with photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, artifacts and audiovisuals. This collection focuses on the activities of students in the Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies and Allied Health Professions. Included are the university’s yearbooks, commencement programs and class photographs dating from 1973.
Fiske Public Library
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46
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90,799
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Books contributed by Fiske Public Library .
Melrose High School Library Resource Center
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35
ITEMS
90,442
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Books contributed by Melrose High School Library Resource Center
Ashland University Archives
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45
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90,359
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Ashland University Archives is located on the 7th floor of the University Library building on the Ashland University campus in Ashland, Ohio. The purpose of the Ashland University Archives is to collect, organize, preserve, index, and make available for research use various types of records and materials related to the Ashbrook Center and Ashland University. The primary mission of the archival program located at Ashland University is to aggressively acquire, preserve and make accessible to...
Wayland Free Public Library
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186
ITEMS
89,985
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Material for this collection provided by Wayland Free Public Library .
East Mississippi Community College Libraries
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82
ITEMS
88,665
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The East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Libraries highlight their collection of yearbooks as the most prominent of their digitized items. Initially serving as Kemper County Agricultural High School since 1912, the college was established in Scooba, Mississippi, during 1927. The first yearbook East Mississippi Junior College published was in 1934.
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Official publications by the British colonial government in Madras [now, Chennai] from 1670 - 1835, including district records; diaries; domestic and overseas political correspondence; dispatches; letters to and from Fort St. George; copies of wills, probates and letters of administration; pleadings in the Mayor’s Court; consultations; and minutes of proceedings.
Storrs Library
collection
60
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88,168
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collection
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Books contributed by Storrs Library
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
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659
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87,336
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Comprised chiefly of individual editions of English stage plays issued between 1594 and 1799, the Boston Public Library's collection of early English playbooks is extensive and diverse. Numbering well over 1,500 items, the collection also includes masques, pageants, and other dramatic entertainments. Critical funding to support long-term preservation of and enhanced public access to Boston Public Library collections, including this one, was provided by the Associates of the Boston Public...
A.C. Buehler Library, Elmhurst College
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99
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87,146
VIEWS
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These are items contributed by the A.C. Buehler Library , Elmhurst College.
BYU Map Collections
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399
ITEMS
87,098
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This is a collection of maps, atlases, and gazetteers selected by university personnel and library patrons. The images cover multiple centuries, and initially originated from the Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections, and Map Collection. Additional materials may be included from other collections and university departments, as time progresses. Wherever possible, maps have been georeferenced using ESRI ArcMap software, and include a World File for use in a GIS. The...
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Leadership, character and service comprise the bedrock of Florida Memorial University's campus life. Florida Memorial University is the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in Miami, Florida. The University is the product of two institutional mergers in 1941 involving Florida Baptist Institute (1879) in Live Oak, Florida and the Florida Baptist Academy (1892) in Jacksonville, Florida. Both institutions espoused industrial education, domestic arts, teacher education, as well as...
Queens University of Charlotte
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84
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86,263
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A collection of yearbooks from Queens University of Charlotte.
Bennett College
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36
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85,736
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A collection of yearbooks from Bennett College.
Thomas Carr Howe High School
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92
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85,697
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The town of Irvington was annexed to Indianapolis in 1902 with the promise of a high school to serve the area. That school finally opened its doors in September of 1938 as Thomas Carr Howe High School, named for a former president of Butler University. The school was closed in 1995, then reopened in 2002 as Thomas Carr Howe Academy, later becoming Thomas Carr Howe Community High School.
Buswell Memorial Library, Wheaton College (IL)
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61
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84,292
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Buswell Memorial Library is shared center of intellectual inquiry and discovery for Wheaton College (IL) . Recognizing that all truth and knowledge comes from God, the library seeks to be a place of intellection and creativity and a treasure trove of scholarly resources, both old and new, in print and online. Along with documenting the history of Wheaton College, the Archives and Special Collections of Wheaton College seeks to collect, preserve, and present materials in all formats related to...
Newton College of the Sacred Heart Yearbooks
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26
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84,287
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Yearbooks contributed by the Newton College of the Sacred Heart Newton College of the Sacred Heart was a women’s college that opened its doors in 1946. The first class graduated in 1950. In 1971, the college founded the Institute of Open Education, which later became Cambridge College. However due to the coeducation of many formerly all-male colleges in universities (Boston College became fully co-educational in 1970), Newton College of the Sacred Heart struggled financially and in June of...
Institute for Advanced Study
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38
ITEMS
84,053
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by Institute for Advanced Study
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Books from the Institute for Advanced Study
Canton Public Library
collection
125
ITEMS
83,977
VIEWS
collection
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Books contributed by the Canton Public Library .
California Digital Library
by Weber, Max, 1864-1920
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